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Formerly attributed to Juran (傳)巨然 (active 960-986)  Search this
Ink on silk
H x W (image): 43.5 x 1656.6 cm (17 1/8 x 652 3/16 in)
mid-12th to early 13th century
Southern Song dynasty
Panoramic landscape along the Yangzi River (Chang Jiang). 240 locations inscribed in red on painting. 2 colophons and 23 collectors' seals in total.
Possibly Duanfang (1861-1911), China
To 1911
Loon Gu-sai, Beijing, to 1911 [2]
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Loon Gu-sai in 1911 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
[1] See Curatorial Remark 6, James F. Cahill, 1958, in th eobject record.
[2] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 702, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), Loon Gu Sai was possibly Lunguzhai, a store in the antiques district of Liulichang.This object exhibits seals, colophons, or inscriptions that could provide additional information regarding the object’s history; see Curatorial Remarks in the object record for further details.
[3] See note 2.
[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy (May 17 to October 26, 2014)
Guests of the Hills: Travelers in Chinese Landscape Painting (August 23, 2008 to March 15, 2009)
Gold: The Asian Touch (September 10, 2005 to February 20, 2006)
In the Mountains (January 31 to August 2, 1998)
On the River (April 01, 1995 to January 23, 1996)
Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
Chinese Paintings (June 5, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
Chinese Panels and Scrolls (May 2, 1923 to June 2, 1924)
Previous custodian or owner:
Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
Loon Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
landscape  Search this
dragon  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
river  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery